Love and Basketball

As per the title, this film is about love and basketball, specifically, the on-off relationship between a guy and a girl, childhood friends and basketball players both. We follow them from about age 9 to adulthood, as they both try to prove themselves and slowly come to realise the love between them, hidden as it is beneath the competiveness. Along the way, we take a look at the double standards prevalent in the world's attitude to male and female sports stars.

121 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Drama, Romance, Female interest
You're good at playing with balls...


Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan
Gina Prince
ScreenplayGina Prince
MusicTerence Blanchard
CinematographyReynaldo Villalobos
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Dolby, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in2000
Produced byAlliance Atlantis Communications, New Line Cinema

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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What the People say

283 Netizens

Average .. 71%


Visitor Ratings

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Monika Bass 20
Kerry Desjardins 20
Amanda Parker (15) 20

Average .. 100%


Visitor Comments

Aisha Taylor (17): This was a very positive and beautiful black love story. We don't have many of those these days and it was good to see one portrayed in such a flawless manner. Big ups to Gina Prince-Bythwood because when it comes on video I'm going to buy it and watch it every day!

'Monika Bass (27): This is the best movie!!

Kerry Desjardins (14): It is such a moving movie! It touched me on a personal level, and instills that love will overcome all.

Amanda Parker (15): I love this movie... I look up to both of them so much... I will never forget how dedicated these 2 players were in this movie!!

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